Professor Jim Boyle

Emeritus Professor

Psychology

Personal statement

I was formerly Director of Postgraduate Professional Training in Educational Psychology at Strathclyde University and an Honorary Professor, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh from 2013-15. Currently, I supervise PhD students in the Schools of Psychological Sciences and Health and Eduation and am involved in research and editorial work. I am an Associate Editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology and a member of the Editorial Boards of Cogent Education and Frontiers in Special Educational Needs (Open Access). Before joining the University of Strathclyde, I worked as an Educational Psychologist in two local authority services for 12 years. I was awarded the 2011 prize for best research paper of the year by the International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, and an award in 2016 from Mental Health and Physical Activity for most highly-cited research. 

Expertise

Has expertise in:

    I have directed large-scale externally-funded RCTs and have expertise in the analysis of cohort data, systematic review and meta-analysis and the evaluation of educational programmes. I have also co-authored and standardised published language tests and am a former member of the British Psychological Society's Committee for Test Standards.

Prizes and awards

Honorary Professor, Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh
Recipient
2013
University of Strathclyde Teaching Excellence Award
Recipient
2012
Prize for Best Research Paper of 2011, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders
Recipient
2011
Election as International Affiliate of the Institute of School Psychology 2009- present
Recipient
7/2009

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Publications

Associations between objectively measured physical activity and mental health and behavior in early adolescence
Booth Josephine N, Ness Andy R, Joinson Carol, Tomporowski Phillip D, Boyle James M E, Leary Sam D, Reilly John J
Mental Health and Physical Activity (2022)
Educational psychology : history and overview
Banerjee Robin, Tolmie Andy, Boyle Jim
Applied Psychology (2022) (2022)
Educational psychology : problems and interventions
Banerjee Robin, Tolmie Andy, Boyle Jim
Applied Psychology (2022) (2022)
Educational psychology : professional issues
Boyle Jim, Monsen Jeremy, Wright Sarah
Applied Psychology (2022) (2022)
Context and implications document for : a systematic review of interleaving as a concept learning strategy
Firth Jonathan, Rivers Ian, Boyle James
Review of Education Vol 9, pp. 685-688 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1002/rev3.3265
A systematic review of interleaving as a concept learning strategy
Firth Jonathan, Rivers Ian, Boyle James
Review of Education Vol 9, pp. 642-684 (2021)
https://doi.org/10.1002/rev3.3266

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Teaching

My teaching interests include research methods, developmental psychology and the practice of educational psychology.

Research interests

My research interests include language impairment (both identification and intervention), the effects of computer games and exercise upon executive functions, bully-victim problems in schools and in the work-place, psychometrics, and the practice of educational psychology.

Professional activities

Educational and Child Psychology (Journal)
Guest editor
1/9/2016
Invited Talk: A Career in Educational Psychology
Contributor
4/2/2016
Educational and Child Psychology (Journal)
Guest editor
2016
Invited Talk: A Career in Educational Psychology.
Contributor
8/10/2015
‘Proving it...’: Demonstrating Outcomes and Impact in Educational Psychology.
Contributor
12/8/2015
Department for Education and Skills (External organisation)
Member
3/6/2015

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Projects

Improving sleep of adolescents- The Strathclyde Sleep for ScHools (SSSH) project
Crawford, Megan (Principal Investigator) Boyle, Jim (Co-investigator) Fleming, Leanne (Co-investigator)
17-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2021
Modelling the Psychological Factors in Autism Spectrum Diorders (studentship)
Boyle, Jim (Principal Investigator)
Modelling the Psychological Factors Underpinning the Service Use of Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) in Scotland
01-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2017
Microsegmentation of the autism spectrum
Boyle, Jim (Principal Investigator)
12-Jan-2013 - 31-Jan-2014
Better Movers and Thinkers
Forsyth, Stuart (Academic) Boyle, Jim (Co-investigator) Mutrie, Nanette (Co-investigator) Dalziell, Andrew Gregor (Principal Investigator)
Better Movers and Thinkers is a collaboration with Professor Nanette Mutrie and Andy Dalziel (Edinburgh University), Education Scotland and Professor Jim Boyle (Strathclyde University) researching the impact of specific approaches to teaching and learning within physical education and their impact on physical and cognitive ability.

09-Jan-2012 - 31-Jan-2015
Paradigm Shift In Use Of Physical Activity In Treatment And Prevention
Reilly, John (Principal Investigator) Boyle, Jim (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2011 - 30-Jan-2012
Roberts Funding / Skills Training / RA4496
Boyle, Jim (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2004 - 31-Jan-2013

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